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A New Year’s Eve East Tennessee Family Getaway

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Believe it or not, we were actually going to lay low this Christmas break, but when Tiffany (aka Plumb) was invited to speak at the Winter Xtreme Conference in Gatlinburg this week, we saw it as an opportunity for our two families to take a New Year’s Eve East Tennessee family getaway together. Yes, you heard me right, BOTH our …

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Chicago Family Fun: Holiday Travel Edition

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Growing up in Chicago, I had two favorite times of year: one during the summer, right before the 4th of July when Taste of Chicago was in full sing in Grant Park, and the other during the holidays, after Thanksgiving but before Christmas when all the stores are decorated and Michigan Avenue fully comes alive. So when I had the …

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Opryland Country Christmas 2015 – What’s New!

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For the Cone Family, it simply doesn’t feel like the Christmas season has kicked off until we’ve visited the Gaylord Opryland Resort here in Nashville. For almost every year that we’ve lived in Nashville, we’ve celebrated Thanksgiving at home or with friends, and then packed up on Black Friday to head to Opryland for the night. But when we arrived …

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Opening of the Holy Door 2015 {Quebec Region}

Opening of the Holy Door 2015

The opening of the Holy Door will take place in the Quebec Region on December 12, 2015. The only Holy Door outside Europe will reopen for a year. I’ll be there and I hope you’ll consider joining me for this historic event. Pope Francis’s proclamation of a Holy Year means that the world’s seven Holy Doors will be reopened, including …

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Gaylord Opryland Cyber Monday Christmas Deal!

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We just got to experience the most “Christmassy” hotel in the country last weekend for their Country Christmas and as always, it was the perfect kick off to our holiday season. And now you can do the same with this Gaylord Opryland Cyber Monday Christmas deal! For the next 48 hours (or while inventory lasts) take advantage of 30% off room …

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Ripley’s Gatlinburg Review: Not a One & Done Experience!

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On our recent trip to East Tennessee, we really planned on laying low and lounging around water parks. But every trip, our kids beg to check out all the Ripley’s attractions in Gatlinburg, so before they got too tired from all their fun in the sun, we headed into downtown Gatlinburg to experience as much of Ripley’s in one night …

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Zulily Coupon Code June 2015: Great Wolf Lodge Discount

Zulily Coupon Codes for Moms, Baby, Kids

I thought it was about time I shared Zulily coupon codes with you all, a site for daily deals, but with a focus on moms, babies & kids…all at up to 70% off! I hadn’t heard a lot about Zulily until recently when a lot of friends started getting excited about it. So I thought I would fulfill my frugal duty …

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Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015 – I’m Going! #DisneySMMC

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I’ve been keeping news from you and it’s been absolutely killing me: I got invited back to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration! Part of why I haven’t talked about my Disney Social Media Moms Celebration invite is that I honestly still cannot believe it. To be honest, I didn’t get an invite at first. I saw the status update …

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FamilyLife Cruise 2015 Travel Day #LLYMICruise

FamilyLife Cruise 2015 Travel Day #LLYMICruise

We arrived in Miami a day early for the FamilyLife Cruise 2015 and we have a good reason why… To follow along with all our adventures this week, follow the hashtag #LLYMICruise

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Dixie Stampede Review: “Exceeded Our Expectations”

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We’ve seen the pictures, we’ve driven by the locations, but we’ve never stepped inside, until now… I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect going into Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede. I’ve come to know that everything Dolly Parton produces is done with faith and family in mind (not to mention a lot of personality), but I’d grown a bit skeptical when …

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